2025 : Impressions of the Seine & Paris : 7- Night Cruise With 2 Nights Pre-Cruise And 4 Nights Post-Cruise : Paris to Paris : ms AmaDante
CRUISE FROM : Paris to Le Havre
Discover the most renowned sites in Paris as well as sites memorialized by famous Impressionist painters along France's Seine River. Meander through the renowned Gardens d'Acquigny and visit Monet's home and gardens in Giverny. Indulge in Norman chocolate, cheese and cider and enhance your best self on guided bike tours through charming cities like Le Havre and Rouen. With fairytale castles, chateaux and idyllic scenery at every turn, this cruise is sure to inspire your own art - or at least conjure beautiful memories and dreams for years to come!
Impressions of the Seine & Paris
At A Glance
On our river cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
Day 1 : Paris
Check into your Paris hotel and prepare for your pre-cruise land extension.
Day 2 : Paris
Discover some of the lesser-known treasures of Paris on your guided tour. (B)
Day 3 : Paris
A world stage for art, fashion, gastronomy, culture and much more, the City of Light has a story to tell at every corner. Legendary Montmartre the Bohemian heart and soul of Parisian chic has long been a siren call to artists and revolutionary thinkers. Enjoy learning more about the premier artists enclave that once was home to Pissarro and Jongkind. Afterward, board your ship in Paris for your Impressions ofthe Seine & Paris cruise. (B, D)
Day 4 : Paris
Enjoy some of Paris most famous sights during your panoramic tour. You will be guided throughthe charming Latin Quarter, home to the world-famous Sorbonne University, and through the stunning 400-year-oldLuxembourg Gardens, created by King Henry IV s widow, Marie de Medici. Afterward, travel through Paris andsee such sights as the Champs- lys es with its cinemas, sidewalk cafes and luxury specialty shops; the Arc deTriomphe; and the Eiffel Tower. (B,L,D)
Day 5 : Mantes-la-Jolie
Watch the scenery go by as you sail to Mantes-La-Jolie, a historic center where French creatives produced musical instruments and visual art. Experience the world through your taste buds and join a tasting tour during which you ll get a chance to try the region s famous apple-based calvados, cider and cheese. Alternatively, go on a city tour during which you may see some of Mantes-La-Jolie s beautiful religious structures, like the Gothic Notre Dame de Mantes, followed by a unique visit to a local bee farm. Or visit the distinctive Ch teau d Anet, an elegant Renaissance ch teau built in the 16th century by King Henri II for his mistress, Diane de Poiters. (B,L,D)
Day 6 : Vernon
Take in the scenery on a scenic cruise before disembarking the ship to experience the colorful splendor of Claude Monet s magnificent gardens at his former home in Giverny, admiring the water lilies, Japanese bridges and graceful willow trees immortalized in his paintings. For a more active adventure, pedal through Vernon on a guided bike tour. Alternatively, take a walking tour of Monet s home and garden, exploring the grounds of Giverny with plenty of time to smell the roses. Or journey to Ch teau the beautiful Gardens d Acquigny, boasting waterfalls, bridges, canals and a wide variety of trees and plant life. As part of your excursion, you will also venture within the borders of Vexin Francais Regional Nature Park to Ch teau de la Roche-Guyon, a castle built against a cliff perched above the Seine that encompasses several centuries of architectural styles, with the ruins of its medieval tower dominating the village beneath it. (B,L,D)
Day 7 : Rouen
Spend the morning enjoying medieval Rouen with a choice of several excursions. Join a walking tour past the imposing Notre Dame Cathedral, painted numerous times by Monet, and see the square where Joan of Arc was martyred, as well as the Medieval Quarter and Great Clock. Alternatively, delve into the once haunted Ch teau de Bonnemare, a 16th-century medieval castle housing a historic cider press, a kitchen rotisserie inspired by the designs of Leonardo da Vinci, and the inspiration for a tragic love poem written by Marie de France. Or go on the Tastes of Normandy tour, where you ll be treated to the delicious flavors of the region, including chocolate, macaron, Norman cheese and cider. Later in the day, cruise through Rouen s history-filled streets by bicycle to discover sites like the ossuary of Saint-Maclou, the grand Gothic Rouen Cathedral, and the idyllic trails along the city s moat and through its parks before concluding your peaceful ride back to the ship. (B,L,D)
Day 8 : Caudebec-en-Caux
Visit Bayeux, with a medieval city center and the world-renowned Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts the 1066 Norman invasion of England, followed by a visit to Caen, where one of the top sites is the Ch teau de Caen, an 11th-century castle built by William the Conqueror. Or instead, admire the 30-acre Harcourt Arboretum, with its nearly 3,000 trees, as well as the palatial Ch teau du Champ de Bataille and the commune of Le Bec-Hellouin, known for its 11th-century abbey. Then immerse yourself in the enchanting history of Ch teau d telan, the first Italian Renaissance Ch teau built in France in 1494, where you may see a wonderful chapel with original wall paintings and the guard house dating back to 1350 in an amazing landscape. (B,L,D)
Day 9 : Le Havre
There are several different choices of excursions, both during the morning and afternoon, depending on your interests. You can choose between an excursion to the seaside town of Honfleur, renowned for its picturesque harbor, and for being an inspirational site for Impressionist painters. You can also choose a full-day excursion to see the historic Normandy Beaches, where you may visit such sites as the cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach, the artillery battery at Longues-sur-Mer and the village of Arromanches, where the remains of the floating harbor used during the WWII landings can be seen. In the afternoon, you have the choice of a city tour of the UNESCO-designated Le Havre or a bike tour through Le Havre. (B,L,D)
Day 10 : Le Havre
Disembark your ship in Le Havre and, en route to your St. Malo hotel, visit Fourg res in Brittany, known for its medieval fortress, which boasts 13 towers. Continue on to St. Malo, where you will check into your hotel. (B)
Day 11 : St. Malo
Explore the walled city of St. Malo, the history of which is steeped in piracy. Gaze at turquoise waters and such sites as the castle and its towers, the Fort National, partially built by famed military architect Vauban, and the cathedral of Saint-Vincent. You ll also venture to Dinard, with its Belle poque villas and beaches, as well as to Dinan, one of Brittany s most beautiful and best preserved towns, known for its art galleries and crafts. (B)
Day 12 : St. Malo
Discover the magical island monastery of Mont St. Michel, built by the same Italian architect who designed F camp Abbey in Normandy. Appearing as though out of a fairytale, Mont St. Michel served as the artistic inspiration for the Disney movie about Rapunzel, Tangled. (B)
Day 13 : St. Malo
Depart St. Malo and transfer to Paris, where you will check into the Paris Airport Hotel. En route, visit Chartres Cathedral, an elaborate and beautifully-designed Roman Catholic church that serves as the seat of the Diocese of Chartres. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the cathedral is considered a masterpiece and the high point of French Gothic art. (B)
Day 14 : Paris
Bid farewell to Paris as you prepare for your return flight home. (B)
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- Cruise Line
- Offer valid through 12/31/2023
- 14 Days
- Cruise Ship
- ms AmaDante
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ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
Port Charges not included in cruise price$231 per person.
Single Supplement for Cruise50% of twin price; A+ and Suite 100% of twin price.
Single Supplement for LandA single supplement charge will be applied to pre- and post-cruise hotel extensions. Please call for pricing details.
BeddingPlease select bedding configuration at the time of booking. Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).
**Note: Monet's home and other attractions in Giverny are closed in November. Guests may participate in alternative excursions or visit another city on these cruises.
Terms & Conditions:
All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.